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  1. PH film scores triple victory abroad

    Posted May 15th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      By Bayani San Diego Jr. from Inquirer   When it rains, it pours for Sally. Avid Liongoren’s “Saving Sally” brought home top honors from two international film festivals, scoring a triple victory in the United States early this month. The live-action-animated film bagged the special jury prize (in the international narrative competition) and the […]


  2. GOOK, COLUMBUS, THE SOWER, SAVE MY SEOUL, and PLASTIC CHINA Take Top Honors at the 33rd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

    Posted May 11th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

    GOLDEN REEL AWARD GOES TO “PRIA” FOR BEST SHORT AND THE LINDA MABALOT NEW DIRECTORS/NEW VISIONS AWARD TO “AND SO WE PUT GOLDFISH IN THE POOL” ACTOR JOHN CHO RECEIVES THE VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS TRAILBLAZER AWARD HONORING HIS ACTING CAREER AND HIS SUPPORT FOR THE FESTIVAL AND ASIAN AMERICAN FILMS “GOOK,” “SMALL TALK,” “FINDING KUKAN,” “MIXED […]


  3. Kurdish woman wins Best Actress award at Los Angeles film festival

    Posted May 10th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      Featured on Rudaw   Diman Zandi won the Best Actress award at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival for her role in the 2016 film Reseba (The Dark Wind), portraying the harrowing plight of Yezidi women under the atrocities of ISIS. Zandi, who is from Sanandaj in Iran, dedicated her award to all […]


  4. Taiwanese documentary clinches another int’l award at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

    Posted May 6th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      By Judy Lin from Taiwan News   TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Award-winning Taiwanese documentary, Small Talk (日常對話), about a lesbian mother who kept her sexual orientation a secret for decades, won the Festival Audience Award at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival that took place from April 27-May 4, 2017 in U.S. Festival Audience Award at […]


  5. Artistic Director Anderson Le on The 33rd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

    Posted May 5th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      By Victoria Moy from Huffpost   A Q&A with Anderson Le, Festival Artistic Director, about THE 33RD LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL presented APRIL 27 – MAY 4TH, 2017 in LOS ANGELES at select cinemas, and from MAY 5 – 11 in ORANGE COUNTY at the CGV Cinemas in Buena Park. In LAAPFF’s […]


  6. Asian-American Filmmakers to Hollywood: Give Us a Platform to Create Without Compromise

    Posted May 5th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      By Traci G. Lee from NBC Asian America   NBC Asian America sat down with four filmmakers — Jeff Chiba Stearns (“Mixed Match”), Nadine Truong (“I Can, I Will, I Did”), Robin Lung (“Finding Kukan”), and Tanuj Chopra (“Chee and T”) — during the 33rd Los Angeles Asian Pacific American Film Festival to talk […]


  7. John Cho: Diversity Happens Naturally as Long As We Produce the Stories We Want to Tell

    Posted May 4th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      By Traci Lee from NBC Asian America   Actor John Cho says filming “Columbus” was unlike any experience he’s ever had. Cho also explains why he has mixed emotions around the 15th anniversary of “Better Luck Tomorrow.”  


  8. O.C.’s Asian Pacific Film Festival sets out to share diverse stories

    Posted May 4th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      By Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil from the Los Angeles Times   Growing up Korean American, Douglas Seok felt disconnected from popular Hollywood films because none of the actors looked like him. “I watched these American films and I wasn’t relating to them because they’re not about me,” he said. “But then I watched Korean films, […]


  9. Kollabcast Presents – LAAPFF 2017

    Posted May 3rd, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      By Marvin Yueh from Kollaboration   Congratulations, you’ve won a special bonus episode of the KollabCast! This episode is a compilation of Kollaboration’s coverage of the 2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival organized by our friends at Visual Communications. We’re excited to bring you additional coverage of Asian American events in the future that […]


  10. Director Doris Yeung on her ‘Taxi Stories’ through Jakarta, Hong Kong, Beijing

    Posted May 2nd, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      By Victoria Moy, featured on HuffPost An interview with Amsterdam-based Chinese American filmmaker Doris Yeung about her new feature film ’Taxi Stories,’ a co-production between China, Indonesia and The Netherlands. It premiers at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Wednesday, May 3rd, 8:30pm, at the Geffen Contemporary MOCA. Your movie ’Taxi Stories’ is a startlingly authentic mosaic film. We follow a closeted taxi […]


  11. Viet Films Showcased at LA Asian Pacific Film Fest

    Posted May 2nd, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      By Kimberly Pham from Nails Magazine   The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) makes its way to Orange County for its 33rd festival celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The LAAPFF will showcase a week’s worth of films on May 5-11, 2017 at the new CGV Cinemas“CulturePlex” in Buena Park, Calif. Sponsors […]


  12. HBO Marks Asian Pacific American Heritage Month With Winning Short

    Posted May 1st, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      By Rebecca Sun from The Hollywood Reporter   Dinh Thai’s ‘Monday,’ the first-place entry in the cabler’s inaugural Asian Pacific American Visionaries short film contest, bows across its platforms May 1 HBO is marking the start of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by giving one filmmaker some significant exposure. Monday, the winning entry from […]


  13. Cardinal X: Angie Wang Retraces Drug Dealer Days To Tell Story On Film

    Posted April 30th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      By Gig Patta from Latino Review Media   Director Angie Wang decided that the story of her youthful days as a struggling college student turned into a drug dealer was perfect for the big screen. Wang took initiative to direct and to write the narrative film Cardinal X based on actual events from her […]


  14. ‘Gook’ Director Justin Chon Reflects on L.A. Riots: “In ’92, Everybody Was Angry”

    Posted April 29th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      By Rebecca Sun from The Hollywood Reporter   The filmmaker and star’s Sundance award-winning drama depicts the events of April 29, 1992, through the eyes of a Korean shop owner and the young black girl who befriends him. Gook, the second directorial feature from Justin Chon, tells the story of the 1992 Los Angeles […]


  15. Mixed Match: Jeff Chiba Stearns and Athena Asklipiadis Stresses The Importance of Bone Marrow Donor Registry for Mixed Races

    Posted April 29th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      By Gig Patta on Latino Review Media   Far too many people have died from cancer. It’s very important than ever for volunteers to register themselves in the bone marrow donor registry so that there’s a chance to save someone from cancer and other diseases. With a relatively small percentage registering in the United […]